VITA Technologies E-letter - July 2014

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E-letter July 2014
High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design Sixth Edition
By Pentek
This handbook reviews the development of gigabit serial fabrics to enhance the VMEbus and the PMC mezzanine.
The heart of VITA
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial DIrector
After 30 years of service, Lollie Wheeler is stepping down from her role as the heart of VITA. Please join me in thanking her for her many years of dedicated service. Lollie – we thank you and wish you the best.
Off the radar
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
How does a company get lost? There are several ways for this to happen. Most of them are unintentional or accidental. Any of them can be devastating to your business.
Hybrid radar and electronic warfare architectures
By Thierry Wastiaux, Interface Concept
The Electronic Warfare (EW) market is increasingly diversified across almost every area of defense spending. Despite budget restraints, the market expects growth in the EW domain driven by the trend of EW systems to form a larger part of military activity. To manage and process this huge amount of data, engineers must define new, innovative, and open system architectures.
Miniature connectors evolve for high-speed I/O in SFF embedded systems
By Gregory Powers, TE Connectivity
Powerful architectures such as VPX remain the standard solution for High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC), but designers are looking toward smaller, lighter I/O solutions to save space and weight. VPX is modular and scalable, therefore well suited to Small Form Factor (SFF) systems. However, unleashing embedded computers' horsepower and achieving end-to-end high-speed performance pose another challenge.
Steps to building VPX systems with an integrator
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
This article looks at the steps to building a complete system. For many intelligent and critical embedded systems, the integration of the final system happens at the large prime contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and others. The next level of integration is done at an earlier stage in the supply chain by the board and system suppliers. The focus of this article is on that earlier level of suppliers.
Coaxial connectivity
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
Members of the VPX working group recognized the need for a backplane standard that provides coaxial connectivity for RF, video, and other analog signals, and started an effort that led to the launching of the VITA 67 working group.
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Military Embedded Systems magazine
U.S. rolls out big export policy changes for satellite industry
By Sally Cole, Senior Editor, Military Embedded Systems
The U.S. State Department and U.S. Department of Commerce are making big changes to long-standing export control policies as part of an effort to improve the international competitiveness of the U.S. space industrial base.

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SECTION: New Products
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
6U VME/VXS SBC with Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor
Save More Than $250 with Schroff’s Front Panel Express Program
Highland Technology
VME PCI Express Crate Controller for aerospace, industrial, and laboratory applications
Elma Electronic
Bring Your Storage into the 21st Century!
TEWS Technologies
Conduction Cooled High Density Isolated RS422 PMC Module
Advanced Micro Peripherals
Rugged Ultra Low Latency HD H.264 Encoder
Innovative Integration
Prepare for Glory with FMC-500 2x500 MSPS 16-bit A/D 2x1230 MSPS 16-bit D/A
Verotec's heavy duty KM6-HD subrack independently tested to MIL-STD-167
Finally! An Affordable High-Performance Recorder That Ships Immediately from Stock
Data Device Corporation (DDC)
Save SWaP-C with High-Density, Multi-Protocol Data Bus Networking XMC & PMC Solutions!
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
SECTION: Upcoming E-Casts.  An E-cast is a live webcast that may have a single or multiple vendors. E-cast events are used to educate audiences about a problem/solution, from the vendor's perspective. The presentation is typically 45 minutes in duration with a 15-minute moderated Q&A session.
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26 Ways to Recover: Who's Afraid of Losing a VM?

July 15th 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Veeam

Reducing SWaP in Embedded Systems with Small Form Factor Designs

July 16th 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Curtiss-Wright, Ecrin Systems, GE Intelligent Platforms, TE Connectivity

Managing SWaP in ISR Systems

December 4th 2:00 PM EST
Presented by: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Curtiss-Wright, GE Intelligent Platforms, TE Connectivity
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